Perception of priority rules at pedestrian crossings by pedestrians and drivers

Pedestrian casualties represent a substantial proportion of relatively severe road trauma. In 2001, 88 pedestrians were killed and 2,861 were injured in NSW. These data indicate that pedestrian casualties represent a substantial proportion of road trauma, and that they are relatively severe (there is a higher proportion of fatalities than of injuries). This is unsurprising, since almost everyone will use the roads as a pedestrian at some time. Further, pedestrians are vulnerable road users, in that they are not protected (compared with, say, vehicle passengers), so injuries in the event of a crash are likely to be severe. Amongst the elderly, pedestrian casualties represent an even higher proportion of road trauma. Thus, pedestrian safety has deservedly become a focus of research and policy. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E211804.

  • Authors:
    • HATFIELD, J
    • JOB, R F
    • SMITH, K
  • Publication Date: 2004

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01011433
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2005 3:10PM